Byron McClintock (born 1930) is an American Abstract Expressionist painter and printmaker.
McClintock was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to in 1930 and Eletha (Humphrey) McClintock and Robert McClintock. He grew going on in Seattle, Washington, and associated the Merchant Marine in 1946. Three years later, he contracted in San Francisco, where he took art classes at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute). Among his teachers were Richard Diebenkorn, Edward Corbett, and James Budd Dixon. He developed his knack as a printmaker involved as Dixon's assistant. At one lessening he shared a studio in the city bearing in mind Ernest Briggs.
During the Korean War, McClintock served as an illustrator and instructor in the U.S. Army and was afterwards stationed in Alaska (1953–55). On his return to San Francisco, he became the co-owner of a classified ad photoengraving business. In the 1980s, he left that business and got a job afterward the San Francisco Maritime Museum, where he had in the past been a volunteer.
McClintock moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1997.
Although he has made a number of paintings, McClintock is best known for his prints, which range from lithographs to drypoint etchings and mezzotints. Highly abstract, with an atmospheric use of color, they still offer "intimations of landscape". His perform was included the Museum of Modern Art (New York)'s 1954 survey, "American Prints of the 20th Century," at which times he was credited, along when Will Barnet and Ralston Crawford, with helping to bring color lithography in America to a par with do its stuff being ended in Europe. His perform is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Library of Congress, among others.